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Using Significant Amounts of Ram When Idle

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If the RAM is used by Windows-related processes, it makes sense because Windows tends to scale its RAM consumption based on the system's needs. Basically it will reduce its RAM usage when your programs need more RAM.

Hello. I have a lenovo m700 tiny thinkcentre. While using it, I open up task manager, clear all of the programs not related to windows, and I am still left with 1.5 GB of ram being used. That is a lot seeing as how it only has 4GB. Is it supposed to be this high?

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If the RAM is used by Windows-related processes, it makes sense because Windows tends to scale its RAM consumption based on the system's needs. Basically it will reduce its RAM usage when your programs need more RAM.

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yeah welcome to the future it's not windows xp

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1.5gigs is nothing.

 

my aw17 uses ip 7 gigs idle out of 16.

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5 minutes ago, The Torrent said:

my aw17 uses ip 7 gigs idle out of 16.

 

That seems a bit excessive. Usually about 30-35% is typical idle RAM usage.

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Just now, Septimus said:

 

That seems a bit excessive

Just a lot of background stuff, macafee eats a lot of it. Then steam, uplay, tobii, origin, Logitech mouse software, some razer software, discord, sound drivers, killer drivers...

Running HD800s with onboard and 3440X1440 120hz with a 1060...

.Waiting for intel 7nm, navi 23, zen 11...

PC Need Troubleshooting? Run https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/ and https://www.malwarebytes.com/, then run https://www.userbenchmark.com/ send me the link it generates afterwards.

Updated: Too long ago

Alienware 17r5

3700x/1080

500D SE/3600/1060 STRIX VERTICAL/AG352UCG6 120hz 1440p gsync ultrawide / TOO MUCH RGB

A few negligible workstation builds

 

Gaming Routers are Stupid

I have a RGB Problem

 

Audiophile, EL8 Ti with Dsp DAC, LCD-1, Element 2 and HD800s coming...

Music Setup Cubase 10 PRO, Adam A8X, Adam Sub8.

 

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Just now, The Torrent said:

Just a lot of background stuff, macafee eats a lot of it. Then steam, uplay, tobii, origin, Logitech mouse software, some razer software, discord, sound drivers, killer drivers...

Ah, okay. I thought you meant that was the usage with nothing else running.

 

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Is it that hard to show the task manager so we see if any thing abnormal is using the memory, also like every one mentioned 1,5gb kinda seems perfectly believable

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